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Clemson Practice #2

(Clemson SID) — Clemson got a late start, but had a solid near two and a half hour practice on Wednesday evening. The Tigers were delayed in starting practice 40 minutes due to lightning in the area, but had a productive evening. Clemson is in the five-day NCAA mandated acclimatization period. The Tigers will have practice each evening on Thursday…

Argument Erupts in Gunfire

An argument erupted in gunfire last night. Deputy Monique Mack with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department says two men were arguing outside a home on Hill Pine Drive when one shot the other. Mack says the victim was taken to the hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries.

Grenade Found in Apartment

Major Jackie Brothers with the West Columbia Police Department says this morning police and an explosives team from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Woodbine Apartment complex on Platt Springs Rd. That’s where Brothers says a live rocket propelled grenade training round was found by a maintenance worker. Brothers says the device was removed safely.Late this afternoon Brothers…

Tombstone Discovered at Construction Site

A tombstone mystery has been surfaced at a McDonalds in Columbia. Yes, tombstone. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts tells ABC Columbia news that a construction crew rebuilding a McDonalds at the intersection of Beltline and Two Notch uncovered a tombstone. The truly strange twist, the woman described on the stone died August 4th, 1935. 74 years ago to the day….

Gamecock Practice Kicks Off

(USC SID) — The 2009 edition of the University of South Carolina football team took the field for the first time this fall on Tuesday night at the Bluff Road “Proving Grounds.” The squad went through a two-hour workout wearing helmets and shorts in front of a crowd estimated at a couple thousand of partisan Gamecock fans. “I think we…

Panthers Starting DT Kemoeatu Tears Achilles

(AP) _ Carolina Panthers starting defensive tackle Maake Kemoeatu is likely lost for the season due to a torn right Achilles’ tendon. Kemoeatu was injured minutes into the Panthers’ opening training-camp practice Monday while running during a position drill. He was carted to the locker room, then taken to Charlotte, where the tear was discovered. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney…

Preseason Pressure on Garcia

On one hand USC redshirt sophomore Stephen Garcia starts preseason practice with no pressure. He is the undisputed starting quarterback. In fact, no other QB on the Carolina roster has taken a single college snap at quarterback. On the other hand, Garcia is charged with re-energizing a Gamecock offense that has sputtered in Steve Spurrier’s 4-year USC tenure. The Ball…

South Carolina, Clemson Open Fall Practices

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The calendar says it’s the beginning ofAugust, but fall is coming to South Carolina and Clemson. Both the Gamecocks and Tigers hold their first football practices Tuesday night. Clemson is looking for a starting quarterback and has a youngteam in coach Dabo Swinney’s first full year. The Tigers open theirseason Sept. 5 against Middle Tennessee at…

Tigers Take to Practice Field

(Clemson SID) — Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney welcomed 105 players to his first preseason practice as head coach of the Tigers. Swinney took over from Tommy Bowden last October 13, so this is his first full season leading the program. Swinney has 50 returning lettermen and 15 returning starters from last year’s team that finished with a 7-6 record…

Bond Denied For Murder Suspect

Bond has been denied for a man accused of killing his wife over an argument over money. A spokesperson for the Lexington County bond court says Shealy was denied bond Saturday. Major John Allard with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department says James Shealy shot and killed his wife Brenda following an argument over financial matters.